Small Quotes

A toothache will cost a battle, a drizzle cancel an insurrection.

Just a drop in the bucket.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.

Within twenty years at the most, he reflected, the huge and simple question, “Was life better before the Revolution than it is now?” would have ceased once and for all to be answerable. But in effect it was unanswerable even now, since the few scattered survivors of the ancient world were incapable of comparing one […]

It’s chicken feed.

Very trifling circumstances do give great and daily annoyance, and as often prove too much for our philosophy and forbearance, as matters of the highest moment. A lump of soot spoiling a man’s dinner, a plate of toast falling in the ashes, the being disappointed of a ribbon to a cap or a ticket for […]

The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.

When small people cast big shadows, it means the sun is about to set.

Not for the mighty world. O Lord, tonight, Nations and kingdoms in their fearful might – Let me be glad the kettle gently sings, Let me be grateful for little things.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.